Small to medium dogs are allowed at the Manager’s discretion. Dogs must have demonstrated social skills with other dogs/animals and not prone to barking, especially at night. Owners are responsible for ensuring their pets do not chase deer, cattle or horses.
Pets are otherwise free to roam on a no-leash basis. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs within the guest ranch compound; Dispoz-A-Scoop bags are not available onsite so please bring your own.
Pets are not allowed in public areas including The Cookhouse, The Shower House, non-pet designated cabins or the Horse Barn. Any questions regarding definition of a public area should be directed to the Ranch staff. Management’s decision is final.
Pets are not to be left unattended in guest cabin(s). Pets are not allowed on beds or on bed linens, but we provide a “welcome” kit that includes towels for cleaning your dog’s paws, etc.
We are animal lovers and want to share our ranch with you and your animals, so please abide by these simple rules so you can return with your pet in the future!
A $25, non-refundable pet deposit is required for each pet.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Waiver”][vc_column_text css_animation=”appear”]I, ____________________________________, know that horseback riding, fishing, and other activities (the “Activities”) I may engage in at the BULL HILL LLC d/b/a BULL HILL GUEST RANCH (“Ranch”) carry significant risk of serious personal injury, death, or property damage. I also know that there are natural, mechanical, and environmental conditions and risks which independently or in combination with my activities may cause property damage, or severe or even fatal injuries to me or others. I agree that I am solely responsible for: (a) My safety while participating in horseback riding and the Activities at the Ranch, and (b) Providing, utilizing, and maintaining that equipment necessary for the safe enjoyment of my participation in the Activities and specifically acknowledge that the Ranch, its owners, agents, representatives, officers, directors, employees, members, and affiliates are not responsible for my safety. (c) Bringing my own riding helmet and choosing to wear for my own safety.
I specifically RELEASE AND DISCHARGE, in advance, those parties from any liability whether known or unknown, even though liability may arise out of negligence for carelessness on the part of those persons or entities. I agree to accept all responsibility for the risks, conditions, and hazards which may occur, whether they now be known or unknown. Being fully aware of the risks, conditions, and hazards of the Activities, I hereby agree to WAIVE, RELEASE, and DISCHARGE any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury, or property damage which I may have or which may hereafter accrue to me as a result of any participation in the Ranch Activities, against any person or entity identified above, whether such equipment is specified or recommended by the persons or entities identified above.
I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS and INDEMNIFY all persons and entities identified above, generally and specifically, from any and all liability for death, personal injury, or property damage, resulting in any way from my participating in the Activities.
I currently have, and I agree to maintain throughout the time that I participate in the Activities, valid and sufficient medical and accident insurance. I understand that this is my sole responsibility and release all persons and entities identified above from providing this coverage for me. This Waiver and Release shall be binding upon my heirs and assigns. Riding Experience:
Guest Name Beginner Intermediate Advanced ________________ ________ ________ ________ ________________ ________ ________ ________ ________________ ________ ________ ________ ________________ ________ ________ ________ DATED this _________day of _____________________, _________. _________________________________________________________ _______________________________ Signature of Guest Email Address
By signing this Waiver and Release, as Parent/Guardian, I am consenting to the Activities in which the person who signed above may participate at the Ranch, and acknowledge that I understand that any and all risks, whether known or unknown, are expressly assumed by me and all claims, whether known or unknown, are expressly assumed by me and all claims, whether known or unknown, are expressly waived in advance.
DATED this _________day of ____________________, __________.
_________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian for Above Named Minor/Dependen[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Directions”][vc_column_text css_animation=”appear”]
DIRECTIONS TO BULL HILL GUEST RANCH
DO NOT USE MAPQUEST
From Seattle: (avoiding Spokane traffic) Take I-90 east to Sprague. At Sprague take Hwy 23 and go north to Harrington (22 miles). From Harrington take Hwy 28 north to Davenport (13 miles). From Davenport take Hwy 25 north to Kettle Falls (approx 71 miles). At Kettle Falls, turn left onto Hwy 395. Follow directions from Kettle Falls (below).
From Spokane: Proceed north on Hwy 395 following signs to Colville (69 miles). You will travel north through the towns of Chewelah and Colville. Remain on Hwy 395 proceeding north through Colville and following signs to Kettle Falls. Follow directions from Kettle Falls (below).
From Kettle Falls: From Kettle Falls you will remain on Hwy 395 crossing the Columbia River and following signs to Laurier, B.C. After crossing the bridge you will spot Barney’s Junction located just off to the left of the highway. Follow the highway to the right, proceeding north toward the Canadian border.
Approximately three miles from Barney’s Junction (after mile marker 245) you will see a turnoff for Kamloops Island Campground. The brown sign is located about a 1000 ft. from the turnoff so watch carefully for it. Take the right hand turnoff and cross the set of twin bridges, passing the campground on your left. You are now on Northport Flat Creek Road. Proceeding up the county road, you will wind through the countryside and along the river. After approximately 18.5 miles you will cross over the one and only cattle guard on Northport Flat Creek Road. Approximately one mile ahead you will see an old white country schoolhouse on your left (you will be turning up the driveway immediately prior to the schoolhouse).
Take a sharp left off Northport Flat Creek Road at the old white country schoolhouse onto Bull Hill Road. Proceed up the mountain on Bull Hill Road for 2 miles. The Bull Hill entrance is just above the white house. After the entrance follow the road up the hill. At the top of the hill turn extreme right at the Bull Hill sign. The guest ranch and old homestead is ahead.
Directions for alternate routes:
State Route 20 (North Cascades Hwy) comes out (through Republic) at Barney’s Junction. Turn left and proceed as directed above.
State Route 2 (Stevens Pass) will connect to Hwy 25 at Davenport. For a short cut, turn off just outside of Creston on Miles Creston Road (heading for “Seven Bays”). Take left onto Hwy 25, continue north to Kettle Falls. Follow directions from Kettle Falls (above).
Average temperatures during the summer months range from a low of 47.0 F to a high of 76.0 F. We can experience warmer temperatures during late July and August, reaching into the 80’s or 90’s mid-afternoon. However, due to our elevation at 3,500 ft. the evenings are much cooler.
Our cooking staff prepares fresh, tasty and hearty breakfasts, lunches, dinners and baked goods. All meals are served family-style in the Cookhouse. Meals are served as follows: breakfast at 8 AM, lunch at noon and dinner at 7 PM. Two meals are served on Sunday at 10 AM and 6 PM. For guests electing to ride during lunchtime, sack lunches are provided. Please bring your own bottled water for daily consumption/trail rides. Complimentary lemonade and iced tea are offered throughout the day in the Cookhouse.
Cowboy boots are recommended for those riding horses, however, any boot (preferably not wide) with a good sole and heel is sufficient. No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed on horseback. Wear shoes that are durable and comfortable, since many hiking opportunities await you on our hill. Bring helmets for riding or inquire in advance for availability. Riding helmets are recommended. All guests who ride horses are required to fill out a “Waiver Release Policy” located on our website.
Check-in time is noon and check-out is 10 AM. While the daily schedule and horseback rides vary, generally we offer two rides per day; mid-morning and afternoon. We do not offer horseback riding on the morning of departure. Half and full day rides may also be presented as an option, depending on our wranglers’ schedules and the need to move cattle to new pastures. Trapshooting, if offered, occurs after trail rides are finished for the day and prior to dinner. Wranglers will work diligently to match the appropriate horse to each guest’s riding ability and personality. Riding lessons are available, upon request, to ensure a safe experience for all of our guests.
Ansaldo Lake, our private lake located less than a mile from the Cookhouse, is ideal for fishing and summer swimming. A raft is located in the middle of one end of the lake, and we have row and paddle boats available for pleasure or fishing use. Please bring your own life jackets and fishing gear.
Visitors arriving by private car will find gasoline services and shopping available in Colville or Kettle Falls; two neighboring towns located approximately 35 miles from the ranch. Gas and limited grocery shopping is also available in Northport, a small town on the Columbia River, located 12 miles from Bull Hill Guest Ranch.
All linens, towels and bath soap are provided in your cabins(s). One set of towels are provided for each guest in the cabin, please bring additional towels for lake activities or personal preferences. We do not have daily housekeeping services. Laundry services are available, upon request. We also supply coffee makers in each cabin, but there are no refrigerators. All cabins come equipped with wood burning stoves and bath heaters. We have a small stock of sundry items, disposable cameras, batteries etc. available for purchase in our gift shop. Bull Hill logo apparel is also for sale in the gift shop. Please refer to our “Packing List” for essential items to bring to enhance your stay.
Pets are welcome, but in designated cabins only. Please refer to our “Pet Policy” located on our website for details or inquire when booking your stay.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
Some items will be seasonal
- Jeans or riding pants
- Lightweight breathable shirt (for summertime)
- Long sleeved shirt (for cattle drives)
- Light jacket or fleece jacket (layer for cooler months)
- Long socks for riding, wool or wool blend is ideal
- Sports bra (if needed for the ladies)
- Rain jacket (for Spring/Fall)
- Hat (protection from elements; baseball hats are available for purchase in the gift shop)
- Bottled water or refillable water bottle
- Snacks (individually packaged for ease on the trail)
- Riding helmet
- Fly and/or casting rods
- Flies or lures (barbless for catch and release)
- Life jacket for lake activities
- Swimsuit or swim shorts
- Beach towel
ACCESSORIES AND OTHER ITEMS
- Water bottle
- Insect repellent
- Day pack or saddle bag
- Lip balm or Chapstick
- Camera (with charger or extra batteries)
- Hair dryer
- Medicinal items (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Band-Aids, etc.)
- Handkerchief / Bandana
- Heat or cold packs (after a long day in the saddle)
- Hand wipes
- Artificial teardrops